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CHA 2016, Part 7: Project Life

This is part of a series about the scrapbooking booths I visited at CHA 2016. If you’d like to see all the posts in the series, please click HERE. Here’s the Project Life booth – yes, that’s Becky hidden back there! Becky was busy talking the whole time I was visiting so I didn’t bug…

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Scrapbook Organization: Are You Tired of Fighting With Your Stuff?

The Backstory I’ve been scrapbooking since 2001. I was a scrapbooking consultant for several years so I have “product.” And I’m a bargain shopper and a coupon queen so I’ve accumulated a LOT of scrapbooking stuff over the years. While shopping is super fun – I ain’t gonna’ lie – the sheer amount of supplies…

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CHA 2016, Part 6: Notions

First of all, what is Notions? They’re “the world’s largest creative arts distributor.” Companies like Notions are kind of a “one stop shop” for scrapbook stores where they can order products from multiple companies at once – as opposed to placing a separate order with each manufacturer. For instance, a scrapbook store could get the…

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CHA 2016, Part 5: Simple Stories

This is one of my favorite scrapbooking companies so I was looking forward to visiting their booth. I have the Carpe Diem planner (#TeamAqua) and some of the embellishments so I already knew I liked it. But seeing it in person was great. I was also excited to see Simple Stories’ new travel line, the…

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CHA 2016, Part 4: Heidi Swapp

Next stop was Heidi Swapp. (Next stop was Heidi Swapp, Next stop was Heidi Swapp . . . that is SO going in my scrapbook rap video!) It’s Heidi so of course there was glitter. Embellishments and some existing Marquee Love On the right, looks like some new Marquee Love New embellishment words in Heidi’s…

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Scrapbook Organization: A “Mini Raskog” Cart for Your Desktop

One thing you’ll always hear from professional organizers is that vertical storage is the way to go. One thing you’ll always hear from scrapbookers is that the Ikea Raskog cart (and all it’s cute knock-offs) is the way to go. One thing you’ll always here from me is OMG thisisSOcute let’s go shoppingggg!!!! An online…

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CHA 2016, Part 1: Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI)

This is part of a series about the scrapbooking booths I visited at CHA 2016. If you’d like to see all the posts in the series, click HERE. Disclaimer about my photos: The lighting at CHA is HORRIBLE for amateur phototaking. It’s held in a dimly lit and huge exhibit hall with spotlights here and…

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CHA Mega Conference and Trade Show 2016: I Got to Go! (for one day)

Am I Really … Aw, No Wait … But Still Can I? As a working wife and mama, I never get my heart set on doing things that are just for fun. Like actually scrapbooking (not just writing about it), blogging (har har), or attending CHA in Anaheim each January. I was able to attend…

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Scrapbook Shopping: Valentine Items in the Target Dollar Spot

There was some really cute stuff in the Target Dollar Spot when I was there yesterday. I took some quick pics with my phone :) They had the usual mailboxes but this was the first time I’d seen the USPS style ones (red). So cute! The tags on the botton left are black with glitter…

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Scrapbook Organization: My Space Before and After Preview

Yahoo!! I finished my scrapbook space organization today! Of course, I’ll be telling and showing you lots more about it but for now, here’s a quick preview of just one big improvement = my desk top. Before After Not only is there space to scrapbook again but there’s a little more elbow room overall. I’m…

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Scrapbook Shopping: New “Hot Buy” Paper Pads at Michaels January 2016

I’ve been so busy with the holidays and work, I haven’t gotten over to Michaels in weeks. I don’t feel guilty about that until they start calling me at home. They’re all, “Erika, you have to come shop. Our scrapbook sales have seriously dipped and we’re considering closing down those aisles” and “We haven’t been…

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Scrapbooking the Holidays 2015

A Christmas Miracle I can’t believe it. This is a first. It’s January 2nd and I’m already starting to scrapbook the holidays. The ones that just passed. I know, RIGHT? Today I downloaded all the holiday photos from my digital camera and iPhone, created an album in iPhoto, made some deletions, and edited all the…

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Scrapbook Shopping: For the First Time Ever, I’m Disappointed by Amazon

Yep, this is how my box arrived for a recent shipment of {2} WRMK Kiwi 12×12 albums from Amazon. I’m an Amazon Associate which means I recommend them and their products to you on this blog. It means I believe in their company and their products. So, man, this was disappointing! Just because I’m an…

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8 Things I Learned in December

My brain is fried right now. This is what December does to me. In the interest of getting a blog post up, I’m going to share 8 things I’ve learned this month – some are scrappy, some are not. I learned that putting twinkle lights all around your house makes every gray day and every…

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Scrapbook Obsession Round-Up 12-06-15

Here’s a round-up of some cool scrappy things I saw on the scrappy interwebs and want to share with you! – Lisa Bearnson and the Anthology crew hit the Pinners Conference in Utah last month. Here is a quick Project Life layout Lisa shared: – Can you believe they found a copy of the flippin’…

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Scrapbooking in the Media: “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” . . . We’re Makin’ This SBR

Technically, I only talk about scrapbooking books or novels here. I mean, it’s called Scrapbook Obsession after all :P But I broke from tradition not long ago to write this post and now I’m about to do it again. This time I’m talking about “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert. We’re going…

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For Sale: Project Life & WRMK Misc Card Sets

Hey there! I haven’t been posting as much because I’ve been doing a complete purge and organization of my scrapbook space AND giving a class simultaneously called “Simplify Your Scrapbook Space” … you can join us anytime HERE! While purging for Module 3 (Paper and Cards), I went through my coughfourshoeboxescough of Project Life cards…

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For Sale: WRMK “Albums Made Easy” 4×6 and 3×4 Card Sets

Hey there! I recently bought 4 sets of WMRK Albums Made Easy card sets. They come with 4 of each card and who needs that many? Not me! So I’d like to sell 1/2 of each set. Images below are from the internet but these are the 4 sets I have (UPDATE: 2 sets are…

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